Architecture involves designing systems that fully support the enterprise, and then monitoring those systems to ensure they meet up to expectations. Architects use techniques and processes to ensure solutions are efficient, compliant, and cost-effective. This foundation certificate introduces the main aims and concepts of architecture and explores the different subdomains of enterprise architecture.

This course is for anyone who is involved in any aspect of enterprise and solution architecture, including those who are new-to-role.

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There are no mandatory requirements for learners to be able to undertake this certified qualification.

This qualification is suitable for learners who are looking to begin their career in architecture or for those looking to broaden their understanding of architecture domains.

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Delegates will learn how to

Learners will have demonstrated their knowledge and understanding of
  • The meaning of ‘architecture’ and the different levels within it;
  • Different kinds of architecture and the roles architects play in the IT / IS industry;
  • The business context, and the importance of business-IT alignment;
  • Architecture precursors: goals, directives and constraints;
  • Architecture development process and description frameworks;
  • The various subdomains of enterprise and solutions architecture and their purpose;
  • The key activities undertaken in each subdomain and the related artefacts.
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Day One:

  • Introduction
  • Fundamentals of Architecture

Day Two:

  • Business Architecture Domain
  • Applications Architecture Domain
  • Data Architecture Domain
  • Infrastructure Architecture Domain

Day Three:

  • Infrastructure Architecture Domain (cont)
  • Software Architecture Domain
  • Security Architecture Domain
  • Solution Architecture


One hour 'closed book' with 40 multiple choice questions

Pass mark is 65% (26/40)

Follow-on Course

BCS Practitioner Certificate in Enterprise and Solution Architecture.

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BCS Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis
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